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Haj protest

Mecca, Oct. 28 (Reuters): Saudi authorities dispersed hundreds of Syrian pilgrims who staged a small protest near Mecca today to demand the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad and denounce what they called the international failure to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

Saudi Arabia prohibits any political activities at the annual haj pilgrimage, where some three million people from all over the world converged this year.